A minor in English prepares students to be skilled communicators who can analyze a range of situations, problems, and texts, and offer creative interpretations and solutions. The flexible curriculum includes opportunities for studying diverse literatures; professional, creative, and scholarly writing; literary theory; and the development of the English language. In addition to traditional coursework, students are encouraged to incorporate an independent study, internship, or study abroad experience in Ireland or London into their program. As the home of the national literary arts magazine Freshwater Review, the department also provides opportunities for students to learn magazine production and gain valuable editing experience. While many students pair a minor in English with majors in other humanities disciplines, it complements any major at the College, including the natural sciences, the health sciences, business, and nursing.